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We tried it your way, Mr. President.
Israel is called intransigent when not acceding to President Obama’s demands to make more concessions to the Palestinians. What about the concessions we already made?
In 1917 Britain declared that Palestine should be a national home for the Jewish people.
Then France took control of part of Palestine, which became Syria (Arab). A second part became the Kingdom of Jordan (Arab). Britain took another part and retained the name Palestine (Jews and Arabs).
In 1947, the UN voted for a two state division of Palestine. This would happen the following year, as the British gave up their mandate.
The Jews conceded. The Arabs embarked on a war of attrition which became a full blown war when the British left and the State of Israel gained independence, May 1948.
Israel lost the Old City of Jerusalem to the Jordanians. The Jewish holiest places were out of bounds. Not a single UN resolution protested this violation of the religious freedom of the Jewish people.
Gaza was in the hands of the Egyptians.
The Syrians were in control of the Golan Heights, an area comprising less than 1% of Syrian lands.
Jerusalem: The Jewish majority in the Old City were expelled from their homes which, together with 68 synagogues were systematically destroyed. For 19 years not one Jew was allowed to enter the city to visit the Temple Mount or pray at the holiest sites. Jordanians patrolled the walls of the Old City and randomly shot at the houses beyond.
Jews driven out of the Old City built new lives in their ancient homeland, alongside Holocaust survivors and thousands of Jewish refugees from Arab lands.
The Gaza Strip festered for 19 years under Egyptian rule. Refugee camps were maintained for Arabs who had fled from Israel and a new generation was born into deprivation and was taught hatred. The refugee camps became a breeding ground for terrorists.
The Golan Heights: All Jewish villages were destroyed. Little new building went on. However planting was carried out with zeal. The crop would be death, the planting was land-mines. Syrian soldiers posted on the Golan Heights had a clear view of the Sea of Galilee and the kibbutzim along its shore.
For 19 years the kibbutz farmers worked under the guns of the Syrians. Children spent more nights in shelters than in their own homes. Fishermen on the Sea of Galilee risked their lives to bring home their catch.
In 1967 five Arab countries went to war against Israel.
They lost the war and they lost lands.
Under Israel’s control, Jerusalem became an open city to all faiths.
Gaza opened up and many Arabs found work in Israel. Jews lived in Gaza and the economy flourished.
Vines were planted instead of mines on the Golan Heights and kibbutz children no longer slept in shelters.
The Arabs tried again to destroy Israel in 1973. Again they failed.
So they decided on another tactic – peace negotiations. To take by manipulation what they could not take by force.
In 1995 a peace treaty was signed, and the bombings escalated. Thousands of Israelis lost their lives in buses, cafes, malls and discotheques while people like Thomas Friedman suggested that to make the peace stick Israel should give more.
In 2005 Israel pulled out completely from Gaza but left the multi-million dollar green-houses. . The Palestinians destroyed them. Egypt has a border with Gaza – apparently food and regular supplies can’t make it but arms and weapons come through on a daily basis! To date, 11,000 rockets have rained down on Israel and children once more cower in shelters. When Israel launched a short sharp attack in 2009 to destroy terrorist bases, the UN condemned Israel.
In Israel today Muslims, Jews, Christians all live and worship in Jerusalem. The 70,000 Arabs who remained in Israel in 1948 prospered. In 2010 their numbers have swelled to 1,400,000.
Israel is told to give up the Golan Heights because this MIGHT bring peace with Syria. Forgive my being obtuse but what exactly would Israel gain in return for handing over the Golan Heights to the Syrians? At present the Syrians on the other side of the Golan Heights go about their business without any threat. The Israelis enjoy a peaceful and safe border. Things are blooming. The Druse community grows apples; the Jews grow cherries and grapes.
President Obama suggests that for the sake of peace Israel should make more concessions. Name a single concession the Syrians or Palestinians have made.
Thousands of new Palestinian homes are being built in the disputed territories and yet no-one suggests that this is an obstacle to peace talks. The Palestinians should be held to the same restrictions as the Israelis.
Why not demand the Palestinians put a freeze on their building?
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With war declared on the whole non-Islamic world in the year 622 A.D., no one should have been surprised at Osama Bin Laden's declaration of war in 1966. Mohammed himself declared war on us long before we existed as a nation. To find the true source of the "radicalization" of peaceful Moslems into Jihadism, all you have to do is read the Koran. It's all right there, and there is nothing radical about it.
The Islam Pages: Setting the record straight for the non-Islamic world. The Islam Pages describe the war declared upon us all by Mohammed after the Hijrah in 622 AD.
"Civilized" Islamic Nations versus the True Islamic Religion. When Politics drives Religion in Islamic Nations, the whole world is safer; when Religion drives Politics in Islamic Nations, the whole world is menaced.
On the necessity of using Barbarian Allies against the worst Barbarians. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Moslem nations so fear ISIS that they will ally with despised America and Israel against it. But never forget that Barbarian Allies are still Barbarians, at the core.
Civilized Moslems: Ataturk's Turkey and the Shah's Iran had them. Once, Civilized Moslems, Educated Women and Peaceful, Attractive, Beautiful Cities predominated in lands where now we see little other than Typical Islamic Barbarity.
The Islamic Connection between ISIS, Random Terrorism and Global Jihad. It is the unseen Islamic Connection that is conquering Western Civilization: The Known Terrorist Groups, Native Born Convert Terrorists, Global Jihadists, etc. are all Moslems who read the same Koran.
The sole path to Islamic Heaven is to die a martyr in performance of Jihad. That's it. Islam assures no one else of salvation. Male martyrs get a permanent erection; female martyrs get a permanently erect penis. No kidding.
The Looming Islamic War: Sunni, ISIS, Shia, Kurds, Russia, Israel, USA? Sunni nations allying with Israel against ISIS? Excuse me? Shia nations allying with Russia? Who's on First here?
The Source of Radical Islamic Terrorism? Mohammed and the Koran. Radical Marxist Terrorism comes out of the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital. Similarly, Radical Islamic Terrorism comes right straight out of the Koran.
Should we treat Islam differently than other religions? If not, why not? Doesn't Islam treat the whole non-Islamic world differently than it treats Islam?
Refuting Mohammed and his ideology of conquest masquerading as a religion. Here we refute Mohammed, who should be seen as little more than a popular fraud among pagans.
The "Palestinian Problem" is just an Evil Mask; it's really an "Islam Problem". There was no state or nation of Palestine when modern Israel was born. It was Islam, not Palestine, that attacked Israel in 1948.
The Truth about Islam, finally, in a homily at Mass. You never hear the unvarnished truth about Islam, or other evils, from Catholic clerics. Maybe that's finally changing.
American survival itself depends on getting Islam out of America. Cult forms Culture; Islam forcibly attacks all non-Islamic cultures. American national existence depends upon getting Islam out.
Recognizing, at last, the Islamic Declaration of War on Human Civilization. Congress should Recognize the long existing Islamic Declaration of War, and Declare War against ISIS and all other active Islamic Jihad organizations.
The common link between Paris, San Bernardino, 9/11, etc.: Islamic Jihad. It was common, ordinary, every day Jihad. No one was radicalized; nothing was hijacked; no one went berserk.
The argument within Islam, and about Islam, regarding the true nature of Islam. The true nature of Islam: Ron Paul, King Saud, Ali Khamenei, Comrade Obama, all have their versions.
The French Islamophobia: Was it real? Or is Islam really something to be feared? If the French Islamophobia turns out to have been warranted, what about ours?
What would War on Islam look like? Would victory even be possible? With what successful overall strategy could we wage war on an ideology?
Definition of Islam: Ideology of Military Conquest Masquerading as a Religion. The Definition of Islam describes the “Convert, Submit or Die” War Strategy of Mohammed.
The Islam Way Versus The Way of the Lord, and the way of Western Culture. The Islam Way stands at loggerheads with the moral, social and civil codes historically common to Judeo-Christian, Western Civilization.
How Orthodox Mainstream Islam Opposes America, and all other National Existence. Islam's Lesser Jihad seeks to (1) Convert All, or (2) Subjugate All, or (3) Kill All. Islam opposes America and American national existence.
The hard, cold, truth about the murderous nature of the religion of Islam. Islam is a religion of Peace? Excuse me? If that's true, then you must agree that Islam has a very funny way of showing it.
OK, the strictly Koranic Islamic teaching on infidels isn't TOTALLY murderous. A changing view on the Islamic teaching on infidels, and other important issues this political election season.
The Islamic Theocracy menace Vs. the U.S. Constitution First Amendment. How to attack the expanding Islamic Theocracy here while remaining true to the Constitution: SANE may have found the way.
Could we, and should we, outlaw Islamic Sharia in the US? Our Constitution guarantees freedom of religion; but what of a "religious law" legal system that has a core goal of the destruction of our Constitution itself?
Can we outlaw Islam in the USA and still be a free thinking society? I say we can and should outlaw any ideology that seeks the elimination of Constitutional America.
Again, it's Israel up against what appears to be the whole pea-picking world. Weak lip-service and pretty speeches aside, America is Israel's only real ally. And, as war is imposed upon her again, even many Americans are lukewarm in their support. Why?
The latest Israeli conflict is little different from all the previous ones. The first Israeli conflict with her neighbors, and every one since then, has been a simple matter of self defense.
Faith And Reason Vs. Islam: A Pontiff on faith and reason again, and again, etc. It is and has always been faith and reason vs. Islam; Islam is unreasonable, it's faith equals submission, and it is by nature violent and war-oriented.I
slam is the enemy; the non-Islamic world just doesn’t know it yet. I keep saying that Islam is the enemy here, and you keep not wanting to hear it. But it's true.
The Ground Zero Mosque. The ground zero mosque is an Islamic slap in the face of all 9/11 victims.
Tolerating intolerance of America is what Americans are being trained to do. In tolerating intolerance of themselves some Americans think they are proving something or other.
More concessions to the Palestinians? Do concessions run on a one way street? Israel is called to make more concessions to the Palestinians. It is never the other way round.
On Evil and Nonsense: Look closely at Nonsense, and find Evil at its root. Evil and Nonsense: deny evil and you deny right vs. wrong; which is to deny common sense, which is to invoke nonsense.
Three fatal oversights of the top conservative cognizanti: Glenn, Rush and Sean. Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity are on the right track, but just nibbling around the edges of who the enemy is.
n support of American Nationalism and American Patriotism. American Nationalism and American Patriotism have been demonized long enough.
Argument opposing Sharia law as brutal, oppressive and murderous. Opposing Sharia Law means opposing brutal domination, wife beating, child abuse and even bloody murder.
Who "radicalized" the Boston Marathon Bomber brothers? It's the Koran, Stupid. Yes, it's the Koran, stupid, and it's mainstream Islam, and there's nothing radical about either of them.
Fair warning: Beware of the Moslem Liars holding olive branches and smiling. If you have Moslem friends, you need to learn about the religious Moslem Liars
War Begets War: It's About Islam; It Always Was. Undoing Islamic Lies of "Peaceful" Moslem Propagandizers.
Rethinking War on Islam: War on "parts" of Islam, or, Unlimited War. Rethinking War on Islam may mean a perpetual state of war, for Islam's evil cannot be separated out.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor. It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi
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